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October 1, 2012

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How To Become A Shoe Designer Ė Part 4: The Manufacturing Side

A rough draft of my collection – certain things will be changed… If you make it to the point in which you are ready to have your collection made but just need someone to actually create the designs, physically, then you are nearly there. Nearly there in the sense that you have overcome many of the hurdles to becoming a shoe designer, BUT, this will be the biggest, hardest and longest one of all. Donít […]

June 26, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – The Circle Of Shoes

Photo Courtesy Of: Parisian Gentleman The thing that I love about French gentleman, is that they are not afraid to push the envelope in regards to sartorial decisions. Whether it be color, style, cut etc., there isn’t much they won’t try, as evident by the outfit worn by Mr. Marc Guyot here. And whether or not I like the piece that they do decide to wear, no matter what I at least respect them for […]

April 11, 2012

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Marc Guyot: Colors, Colors, Colors!!!

If there is one thing that I like about Marc Guyot, it’s the fact that he is one guy who is certainly not afraid of a bit of color. Whether or not you would fancy the outfit he wears or the shoes that he makes, you have to respect him for having the courage to be different. While certain things may be considered ostentatious, I find them pleasingly different, especially in a world that sometimes […]

May 6, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – Mark Guyot

I must admit, before coming to England, I had never even heard of the butterfly loafer. I am not familiar with any American makers that produce one (unless Allen Edmonds has recently caught on) nor did I have a run-in during my short but sweet time in Italy. But now that I am here, in the heart of Mayfair, where there are all of the arcade’s that host space to the likes of New & […]

December 10, 2010

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Today’s Favorites – Marc Guyot’s Unique Derby

The French never cease to amaze me when it comes to being stylistically and colorfully creative in the world of shoes. Here you can see that shoe designer Marc Guyot achieved just that by slightly modifying the design of the common derby model. What I like most about it, is that the extra piece of leather gives you the chance to add another color into the mix, as Mr. Guyot did as well. While I […]

June 24, 2010

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Burgundy Shoes – Where The Hell Are They??

Why is it so hard to find nice burgundy colored shoes? They used be everywhere. Now you have to scrounge to find them and 80% of the ones you find are some ugly-ass Bass Wejun styled loafer that your grandfather would have worn. For such an elegant color that is extremely versatile, you would think that it would be more readily available by many shoe brands. I guess with this new ‘brown being the new […]

May 25, 2010

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Shoes With Mulitple Materials

In a time where almost everything has been done before, it must be challenging for a shoe designer to come up with something that is fresh and unseen. One of the ways to do this is to create shoes with multiple materials for the upper leather. This alone, brings out an infinite array of possibilities. And while this concept has been utilized by many artisans and designers over the years, it is by far still […]